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Regional Air Quality Modeling System (RAQMS)
Entry ID: RAQMS
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Summary
Abstract: Regional Air Quality Modeling Systems

Scientists use the Regional Air Quality Modeling System (RAQMS) computer model
to predict air quality around the globe. RAQMS has been designed to address the
atmospheric chemistry modeling needs for NASA's Earth Science Enterprise
science missions and to prototype future NASA, National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration, and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) operational air
quality prediction systems. It is a portable, global to regional scale
meteorological and chemical computer modeling system. RAQMS assimilates remote
and in-situ observations of atmospheric chemical composition to predict the
distribution of atmospheric trace gases (air quality) within any region of the
Earth. The Global Climate and Environmental Quality area of Langley's
Creativity and Innovation initiative supports RAQMS.

RAQMS combines two state-of-the-art meteorological forecast models that were
developed at the University of Wisconsin, with a chemical prediction scheme
from the Interactive Modeling Project for Atmospheric Chemistry and Transport
or IMPACT model that was developed at Langley. Each component of RAQMS has been
tested during NASA field missions, and each one has demonstrated unique
abilities for real-time forecasting. RAQMS is currently being used to develop
and test alternative approaches for assimilation of satellite chemical
measurements. Scientists will infuse insight gained from RAQMS into operational
air quality predictions under Langley's IDEA (Infusing satellite Data into
Environmental Applications) project. IDEA is a new link between NASA and the
environmental decision support systems of the EPA, regional planning
organizations, and state and local air quality management agencies.

http://raqms-ops.ssec.wisc.edu/

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Service Citation
Originators: NASA, NOAA, SSEC
Title: Regional Air Quality Modeling System (RAQMS)
Provider: Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison
URL: http://raqms-ops.ssec.wisc.edu/
ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ENVIRONMENT
Service Provider
Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Service Provider Personnel
Name: COOPERATIVE INSTITUTE FOR METEOROLOGICAL SATELLITE STUDIES
Phone: 608-263-7435
Fax: 608-262-5974
Email: cimssmaster at ssec.wisc.edu
Contact Address:
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1225 W. Dayton St
City: Madison
Province or State: WI
Postal Code: 53706
Country: USA
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: Electronic
Fees: none
Personnel
ROBERT B. PIERCE
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 757-864-5817
Fax: 757-864-8197
Email: Robet.B.Pierce at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Langley Research Center
MS
City: Hampton
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 23681
Country: USA

TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2006-02-17
SERF Last Revision Date: 2009-01-29
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